With a bowl of noodles and self-made tea. Here goes my life that happened within the last three days!
I never knew passport application process can be so challenging. Day 1,having seated in a congested government office,PSK,for more than 4 hours, if they reject your application at the last stage, it can be heck annoying! That too, when it costed you a leave from the office! That day, I met two good people in the office and thanks to the way I was brought up, I don’t find blending with the people difficult. But as soon as the passport officer rejected my application at the final stage, all that I could think of was call my dad and sob. Out of anger, frustration and what not!
That day after returning home, the digestive system ditched me too and I ended up vomiting followed by slight fever and weakness. Plus,that lady officer had by mistake scheduled an appointment the next day itself instead of a date in next week. I had decided that I will reschedule it as I had no strength to carry on the same procedure the next day.
But knowing any day, it’ll be the same, I mustered up the much needed courage the next day and went again. From one bank to another, changing a lot many cabs in between and then finally the passport office.I knew, it was again going to eat up my day.
There while waiting in the waiting room,I happened to come across this Muslim family.They had four daughters and a son-the youngest.All of them, well-educated and conversing in English with not a single filler in between. After talking for a while with them about the city and stuff,I asked them their names.The youngest girl,Bushra, introduced me to all of them.The little boy,Aquib,who was in Jr.Kg. asked me mine. When I said it’s ‘Pooja’, the next question that he asked made me ponder. He asked ‘So,You’re a Hindu!’.I wonder who introduces religion to a kid as small as this one.
That day,I actually experienced what staying alone in a completely different city,where roads and ways are no less than a maze for me, means.
Today being just a day short for my birthday,I’m receiving quite a few surprises.It was my best friend whose present I received first and today an unanticipated phone call from FedEx asking me to go and collect my parcel made me think of all possible names.Upon opening,it brought a big smile on my face.Chocolates.Sent by my favorite people.MomDad! <3
I had become quite emotional after receiving that,as this birthday will be my first away from family-people whom I absolutely love!